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Sony Skipping E3 2019, Looking at "New and Familiar Ways to Engage Our Community" - News

by Adam Cartwright , posted on 15 November 2018 / 2,795 Views

In an interview with Game Informer, Sony Interactive Entertainment have revealed that they will not be attending E3 in 2019 - this includes both a press event or an off-site event. The information was confirmed in a similar statement to Polygon.

“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” the statement from Sony reads. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

When asked about whether the company had any plans at all around E3, PlayStation's senior vice president of communications, Jennifer Clark, stated "We will not activate or hold a press conference around E3."

This would make the first year in its history that Sony's PlayStation brand has not been represented at the event and comes hot on the heels of the news that the company will also not be holding a PlayStation Experience conference this year.


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9 Comments

fauzman (on 15 November 2018)

I think this has to do with preparation for the reveal of PS5. All their announced games are for 2019. I think the ps5 will be revealed in 2020 with a special event and with launch games.


Mordred11 (on 15 November 2018)

The king makes his own rules.


routsounmanman (on 16 November 2018)

Many kings have fallen, though.


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Homeroids (on 15 November 2018)

I'm really disappointed. One thing I look forward to every year are the MS and Sony press conferences at E3. What the heck are they thinking?


Errorist76 (on 15 November 2018)

From the announcement it's pretty clear there's going to be at least one replacement. One definite ne being a big 25th anniversary PSX in December.


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LivingMetal (on 16 November 2018)

Sony is on top of their game with PlayStation and they are skipping E3. Something big is going down.


dx11332sega (on 15 November 2018)

No PS5 Reveal in 2019?


Masked_Muchaco (on 15 November 2018)

2019 is the 25th anniversary of PlayStation, so I think there's a chance they'll reveal it on PSX 2019.


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dx11332sega (on 15 November 2018)

Cool if its revealed in PSX


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Ganoncrotch (on 15 November 2018)

very strange to announce this right now, I mean.... before the holiday season, even if it causes the slightest bit of concern to one of the millions of people over the holidays who might be planning to buy a PS4 this is going to cost a few sales while some thrifty folk (who have to be the only ones left without a PS4 at this stage) sit on their hands and wait to see why Sony is breaking a 2 and a half decade tradition of being at E3.


Masked_Muchaco (on 15 November 2018)

Yeah, the timing really don't make sense, they could've easily waited till next year to announce this.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 15 November 2018)

Maybe it was a leak that they wanted to get ahead of before it blew up.


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ResilientFighter (on 16 November 2018)

Yeah no... PS4 sales will be fine and they will remain the only console to sell over 200 thousand every single week this gen


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XD84 (on 16 November 2018)

Somehow it reminds me of Nintendos e3 2016.


KLAMarine (on 15 November 2018)

Saywhaaa-!?!?


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Megiddo (on 15 November 2018)

Oh boy... with the awkward as hell E3 showing this year and now this announcement, I'm not liking this 'innovative' and 'experimental' Sony.